Tax on Plastics

Our very-clever PM announced in the 2010 budget that there will be a RM50 tax on each credit card. The justification is… need money for “development” of the nation. Well, I think the justification is lame, just totally lame. What makes him think credit card holders should bare more cost for the “development” of the country? Oh I forgot that he is very clever one. Simple logical deduction… If you make money, banks give you credit. When you have credit, you are rich. So credit card holders are rich flers. Wow, how come I never thought of that one? This is so enlightening. Okay… A human being has two legs. A bird has two legs too. Birds can fly. Now everybody can fly.

Today, we have a even-more-cleverer reader of The Star and he/she (because it’s a pseudonym) wrote a letter to the editor. He said using credit card is a more convenient and efficient way of doing business transactions in Malaysia and it can be a live saving tool during medical emergency.

And then, he went on to say the following:

“In our Prime Minister’s quest to help the rakyat live a more prudent lifestyle, it is my hope that he will not rob us of our right to basic credit facilities. I suggest that the RM50 credit card service tax be imposed on the second card onwards, not the first.”

The fler ended his letter with this paragraph:

“I believe we all agree that the credit card is an important tool for business and personal convenience. By acting on this suggestion, our Prime Minister will certainly strike the right chord with the rakyat.”

Hello…?! This suggestion is definitely not striking my chord. Can we propose a law that says you cannot rob the first person you see but it is ok to rob the second one onwards?

I strongly urge this fler (if he/she is Malay) to join Umno because he/she is more cleverer than the PM and should be the successor. If he/she is not Malay, so sorry, you can’t do anything about it.

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